Cheating on the web is just cause of marriage breakdown.

It clarifies the First Civil Division of the Supreme Court which, in its judgment 9384 of 16 April 2018, confirming the decision of the Court of Appeal of Bologna: the attendance of dating and chat sites is an obligation of fidelity violation.

So the wife leaves the house after discovering – through investigative agency – that her husband was looking for other women online, does not commit desertion, because it is an “objectively suitable occasion to undermine trust between spouses.”

With this motivation, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal by a former husband who wanted to charge the cause of his wife separated, for breach of cohabitation, after the woman, discovered the intrigues of her husband, had gone home.

He also called for the revocation of the maintenance, of 600 Euros per month. Request, this rejected.